Sound Advice : Audio Essentials for Video Editors

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With shrinking budgets not all projects can be sent to an audio professional for post production. Video editors are increasing having to perform more advanced audio  edits. Even in cases where audio post is being handled seperately video editors should know the correct protocols and conventions for handing over the files to an audio post house.

Duration :
2 days (9.30am - 5.30pm)

Dates :
26 - 27 Nov 2018 (Mon - Tue)

Course Fee:
S$ 690 before 7% GST
S$ 738.30 after 7% GST

This course is supported for up to 90% subsidy under the IMDA Talent Assistance Scheme through Six Degrees Asia .
In addition media freelancers can apply for a S$ 7.50 per hour training allowance.
Availability and amount of subsidies and grants are subject to IMDA. More information about application procedures and terms here.

This course allows an audio professional to share the best techniques, tools and processes that video editors can use in their day to day edits  for getting good audio on their projects.
The focus is not on any particular software but more to give editors a firm understanding of the common  audio processes they can use regardless of the software they are familiar with.

  • Understanding how sound is recorded
  • An over view of the audio post process
  • Common issues with poorly recorded sound
  • Noise reduction tools
  • Compressors
  • Sweetening Audio Tracks
  • Working with Dialogue
  • Working with wild tracks
  • Working with recorded ambience
  • Working with an audio post house :

             -AAF and OMF files
             - Organising Tracks
             -Broadcast Mixing Standards
            - Exporting for various deliverables (Full Mix, M&E, with and without dips, etc)

About the Instructor

Charles Lee

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Charles Lee is a Studio Owner and Sound Designer for an Audio Post Production facility specialising in Audio cleanup and Sound Design work for Television, Film, and other media. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design specialising in Audio Post Production. His work  includes television programmes for international broadcasters (Discovery, National Geographic, ESPN, etc) as well as for local broadcast   such as MediaCorp and StarHub.
He has also been  involved in Sound Design and Premix / Final Mix of  several Singaporean Movies. These include  :

  • HERE (Directed by Ho Tzu Nyen)
    • Sound Design and pre-mixes in 5.1 Surround
  • Blood Ties (Directed by Chai Yee Wei)
    • Sound Design and pre-mixes in 5.1 Surround
  • Ms J Contemplates Her Choice (Directed by Jason Lai)
    • Sound Design and Final Mix in 5.1 Surround
  • Our Sister Mambo (Directed by Ho Wi Ding)
    • Audio Post Producer